The WITI@UC Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology. Awardees will be leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, and their service and mentorship to foster inclusion in the field.
Awards will be made in five categories, described below:
- Executive Leadership
- Academic Leadership
- Early Career
- Lifetime Achievement
- Next Generation Engagement
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Executive Leadership Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership by supporting the professional development and promotion of women in technology within their companies, organizations or the field at large.
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Academic Leadership Award recognizes senior leaders in academia or national labs who have a demonstrated record of accomplishment and have encouraged or mentored young scholars or colleagues.
EARLY CAREER AWARD
The Early Career Award recognizes promising young leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes women leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector who have undertaken technically innovative work and who have made significant contributions to promoting greater diversity and inclusion of women in the tech sector.
NEXT GENERATION ENGAGEMENT AWARD
The Next Generation Engagement Award recognizes organizations or programs that encourage girls or young women to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Awards will include travel support to attend the Women in Tech Symposium on November 30, 2017, at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California, where awards and cash prizes will be presented.
Sept. 8: Nominations open
Oct. 6, 5:00 p.m. PST: Deadline to submit nominations
Early November: WITI@UC Athena Awards announced
Nov. 30: WITI@UC Athena Awards presented at the Women in Tech Symposium
Registration for the Women in Tech symposium on November 30, 2017 is available now at womenintech17.eventbrite.com
Presented by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California (WITI@UC), CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, and the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity.
Sponsored by CITRIS Foundry, The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), and Haas Women in Leadership. Additional sponsors to be announced.